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Microsoft Edge will allow editing the image before downloading it

Microsoft is testing another novelty in the Edge browser - an image editor. It will allow you to edit the image before you save it on the drive. It opens an image editor from the right click, similar to which you may have seen for screenshots.

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After installing the latest Canary build of Edge, you will find a new context menu option, Edit image. It appears when you right-click any image on the web page.

Open Image Editor in Microsoft Edge

Selecting in opens a built-in image editor in the same tab. It comes with several tools.

Image editor in Microsoft Edge

The novelty includes a toolbar with following tools

  • Crop to cut some parts of the image. There is a zoom trackbar below the image to help you with changing the image. The same tool allows you to flip the image vertically and horizontally, rotate and scale it.Crop tool in Edge Image EditorCrop-rotateCrop - scaling presets
  • Adjustment, that opens a sidebar on the right with brightness, exposure, highlights, shadows, and vignette.Available Adjustments
    • It also include color tools, such as saturation, warmth, and tint. Finally, there is a spot fix.Microsoft Edge Image Editor Color tools
  • The next button opens a set of filters. There are plenty of them, including punch, golden, burn, film, black and white, and so on.Filters
  • The markup tool opens a left sidebar with two pens, black and blue, a yellow highlight marker, and eraser. Clicking on the drawing tool one more time opens its settings that include the color, thickness, and ending arrows.Microsoft Edge Image Editor Markup Tool
  • There are undo, redo and reset buttons, along with the scaling controls.

Once you finish your editing and click on the Save button, you'll see the regular download prompt to save the adjusted image on the drive.

The new feature is currently available in the Canary builds of Edge, so make sure you are running the most recent one.

The new tool may be of help to users who often share images with colleagues and friends and express their ideas over the stock pictures.

Microsoft is yet to announce the change and when it will come to the stable version of the Edge browser.

via @Leopeva64

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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